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I had a mammogram now they want to do a ultrasound to be sure.What do u think about that..

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Complete the workup

You do not know yet.
What is true: mammogram was not completely normal. Therefore, you need additional testing to try to determine the cause and importance of the finding. First step would be spot mammograms and an ultrasound of the area, which will probably be ok. If not ok, then mri, and a biopsy may eventually be necessary to look at the cells under a microscope and make the diagnosis.

In brief: Complete the workup

You do not know yet.
What is true: mammogram was not completely normal. Therefore, you need additional testing to try to determine the cause and importance of the finding. First step would be spot mammograms and an ultrasound of the area, which will probably be ok. If not ok, then mri, and a biopsy may eventually be necessary to look at the cells under a microscope and make the diagnosis.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Do it

Sometimes they find an abnormal shadow or spot on a mammogram for which an ultrasound is recommended for further verification.
Please follow through with your ultrasound to see if there is any findings that may need additional work up or intervention.

In brief: Do it

Sometimes they find an abnormal shadow or spot on a mammogram for which an ultrasound is recommended for further verification.
Please follow through with your ultrasound to see if there is any findings that may need additional work up or intervention.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
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Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unclear result

The vast majority of the time this is requested, benign findings are found, it simply means that the radiologist felt like more imaging was needed to be safe and more certain.

In brief: Unclear result

The vast majority of the time this is requested, benign findings are found, it simply means that the radiologist felt like more imaging was needed to be safe and more certain.
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: It means that

there was an abnormality or potential abnormality on the mammogram that required additional evaluation or confirmation with ultrasound.
Or, if you have dense breasts, screening ultrasound may be performed as an adjunct test even if the mammo shows no abnormality.

In brief: It means that

there was an abnormality or potential abnormality on the mammogram that required additional evaluation or confirmation with ultrasound.
Or, if you have dense breasts, screening ultrasound may be performed as an adjunct test even if the mammo shows no abnormality.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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